Deplorable Gatwick Express

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  • NTarrant

    SimonS1 – I wasn’t referring to shortages of drivers specifically. If a number of drivers go sick and the spare drivers are being used then it might be difficult to get a replacement at short notice, resulting in cancellations.

    Reality is that on occasions airlines will operate without standby crews, just the same as rail and bus operators will. All transport operators build in a certain level of spare coverage, but that can’t be never ending and has to come within a budget to cover such events which some will maintain service but other will still mean cancellations.


    Gatwick Express is regularly disrupted on Sundays owing to engineering work.

    But I wonder how many travellers are aware that there will be *no* Gatwick Express between 23.00hrs on December 24 and 04.00hrs on January 4.

    It’s all down to engineering work which will affect *all* train services between London and Gatwick Airport during this period.

    A replacement bus service will be in operation. Passengers are advised to allow 90 mins to complete the trip …a normal journey time of some 30-40 mins.

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